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Firefighters Battle Blaze at Alzheimer’s Care Centre

by Vishnuprasad on February 21, 2015 at 10:33 PM
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Firefighters Battle Blaze at Alzheimer’s Care Centre

Falling ice caused a small gas line explosion last Thursday morning at a Duxbury Alzheimer's facility.

The ice that dropped caused a gas meter to become detached from a pipe that feeds the heating system at the Alzheimer's care center. The fire started at 10:15 a.m. There are about 20-to-24 Alzheimer's patients in that wing of the facility, but no one was near the area of the explosion. No one was hurt.

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The residents were evacuated and moved to the Bay Path Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Three-to-four apartments were damaged by the explosion.

Firefighters knocked down the fire quickly and cut the gas to the building. The incident in Duxbury was similar to a gas line explosion that occurred at Quincy Medical Center on Wednesday.



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